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All Ripon Unified elementary sites surpass 800 mark
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RIPON – The five elementary schools in  Ripon Unified continued to hover above the statewide expectations of the Academic Performance Index.

All five schools scoffed above the targeted 800 mark.

The state Department of Education recently released the 2012 Growth API of the Standardized Testing and Reporting program.

The statewide API goal – the scores here range from 200 to 1,000 – is 800 for all schools. RUSD, for the most part, exceeded those figures.

Kathy Coleman, who is the district’s Director of Curriculum and Categorical Programs, plans to discuss the STAR results at the Nov. 5 school board meeting.

The scores posted a few weeks ago came from second- through eighth- grade students who were tested a year ago.

Of that, only Park View and Colony Oak schools met the federal targets as established under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Park View again led the district with an API score of 894 despite dipping 18 points from that of the previous year.

Colony Oak jumped eight spots, posting an 877 score.

Ripona also improved by six points with an 842 API.

Weston and Ripon Elementary both slipped 15 points, tallying scores of 836 and 802, respectively.

Based on the 2012 API score, Ripon High’s 783 was a seven-point improvement.

The school board session will be held in the Council Chambers at Ripon City Hall, 259 N. Wilma Ave.